NL Hold’em Poker- Who is Howard Lederer?


Posted by Anabel | Posted in Poker | Posted on 26-03-2010

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Howard Lederer lived in a family of five in which he liked betting on different card games at a young age. He discovered himself getting very aggressive in these card games as he was competing against his dad. After graduating from secondary school, Howard made a decision to place college on hold for a little while and headed to New York to participate in some big-time chess. While participating in chess, he was brought in to a poker game going on in the rear of the room. Howard’s 1st 2 years were difficult as he would play extensive hours and do not win a majority of the time. He made some additional cash by becoming an assistant for the poker players. He theorized he could improve his game by balancing his life away from poker. He brought about an attempt to get more rest and focus more on the game.

The actual advancement in his skills happened when he started playing at the Mayfair Club in New York City. The Mayfair was a bridge and backgammon club where the best players would regularly challenge each other. Howard was able to access some of the foremost minds in chess. With their help, Howard would sharpen his strategic thinking skills. Howard applied these strategic concepts to the game of No-Limit holdem.

He also helped his sister Annie Duke learn the game of poker. She was a superb student of poker as she would always be asking questions about the right way to make the correct decision. Howard told Annie Duke to head out to Vegas and compete in the WSOP competition. She is one of the strongest women players the poker world has ever seen. He headed to Sin City in 1993 and played cash games for the subsequent 10 years. When the WPT gained popularity, Howard made the decision to participate in more tournaments.

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